Wait, what? Fans are theorizing that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are actually having twins. The royal couple has kept things relatively private when it comes to baby news, but people think they’ve uncovered some evidence that suggests there will be multiple bundles of joy to welcome once she gives birth.
Back in March, Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, attended Prince Charles’ 50th anniversary of his investiture at Buckingham Palace when the redheaded royal got chatty with a war veteran named Simon Weston who shared an interesting tidbit from their conversation.
“We joked about Wales defeating England in the Six Nations rugby,” Simon recounted from his chat with the Duke of Sussex to The Daily Express. “I also warned him and the duchess it serves him right as they will be getting plenty of sleepless nights when the baby is born.” He noted, “[Harry] said if they have any more than two, it will serve him right.”
Hmmm … more than two? Even more unusual was a surge of bets made with Irish betting company Paddy Power that the couple would deliver twins. The company ended up shutting down the pool because of the influx. A spokesperson said, “An unprecedented amount of bets on Meghan and Harry to have twins has forced us to stop taking bets on the market altogether.”
A separate representative suggested to The Daily Mail back in November, “The stream of bets has led us to believe that perhaps the punters — or an insider source — knows something more than we do.”
Meghan’s bump has looked rather large on her slim frame, which has also made people suspicious of twins. “Having been a midwife for over 16 years and seen and encountered countless pregnant mums, Meghan has consistently carried a larger than expected bump, suggesting she could be expecting twins,” midwife Lesley Gilchrist told Cosmo UK in April.
The Palace has not responded to any twin rumors, which is very common during a royal pregnancy. There has been no hinting at all towards the duchess having multiples. The initial announcement from the palace read, “The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019.” A singular baby.
Another press release about the duo moving out of Kensington Palace said, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will move to Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate early next year as they prepare for the arrival of their first child.” Once again, just one kiddo.
There’s no evidence that multiples run in the Los Angeles native’s family, and the last royal mother to give birth to twins was Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scotland, back in 1430, according to Good Housekeeping. So, the odds aren’t looking good there.
Obviously, the public won’t know until Meghan and Harry are ready to announce, but people seem to be having a blast theorizing.